Commissioner's Office urges the European Parliament to stop political grandstanding

The spokesperson of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR condemned, strongly disapproved and firmly opposed the European Parliament resolution on Hong Kong adopted on July 8, which smeared the independent performance of duties by HKSAR law enforcement and judicial authorities, slandered the Chinese Central Government’s policy towards Hong Kong, and “urged” the European Union to take specific actions and even sanctions against China.

The spokesperson pointed out that under the National Security Law for the HKSAR, Hong Kong society has returned to stability, the rule of law and justice have been upheld, and the extensive lawful rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents have been better protected in a more stable and secure environment governed by the rule of law. Instigated by some anti-China MEPs, however, the European Parliament distorted facts with ulterior motives, trampled on the rule of law and judicial independence of the HKSAR, and tried to whitewash, under the pretext of press freedom, certain media outlet and its executives who are suspected of engaging in criminal acts. It used every means to endorse anti-China, destabilizing forces in Hong Kong, accused China in a condescending manner, and threatened to impose sanctions on China. All this has laid bare the deep-rooted ideological bias of these politicians and their hypocrisy and double standard. But they have overestimated themselves and such attempts are purely badly timed.

The spokesperson stressed that for quite some time, some politicians of the European Parliament, out of self-interest, have repeatedly taken confrontational actions on Hong Kong and other issues concerning China’s sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity, and meddled with Hong Kong affairs time and again. What they have done is political grandstanding and a stumbling block to mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the EU, arousing strong indignation and resolute opposition of all the Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots. The Chinese people will never accept the lecturing of this group of people, will never allow them to interfere in Hong Kong’s internal affairs, which are China’s internal affairs, and will never sit idly by when anyone attempts to undermine our national sovereignty, security and dignity. We strongly urge some anti-China members of the European Parliament to fully and accurately understand One Country, Two Systems, recognize the historical trend, reflect on themselves, and abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations. They must stop damaging the rule of law and judicial independence of the HKSAR, stop vilifying and distorting One Country, Two Systems, stop emboldening anti-China, destabilizing forces in Hong Kong, and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs at large in any form.

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